Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone
Author:Alice Brière-Haquet
Rating:

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone Reviews

  • Beth

    This book took my breath away and made my hair stand on end. The text is absolutely like nothing I've ever read before in a picture book and the illustrations were equally as powerful as the text. This book will be on my list of go-to picture books to give to Middle and high school teachers to show them that picture books are not just for little kids. In fact, some of them, like this one, are for much older and more mature readers. If you're an adult and you love Nina Simone, you'll want to read

    This book took my breath away and made my hair stand on end. The text is absolutely like nothing I've ever read before in a picture book and the illustrations were equally as powerful as the text. This book will be on my list of go-to picture books to give to Middle and high school teachers to show them that picture books are not just for little kids. In fact, some of them, like this one, are for much older and more mature readers. If you're an adult and you love Nina Simone, you'll want to read this book.

  • Dawn

    Nina Simone was a classically trained pianist & vocalist who turned to jazz music when she was unable to make a career as a classical musician due to her race. She used her music as a medium for activism and proved to be an incredibly resilient & talented woman. This beautiful biography takes the reader through her story, highlighting the themes that music is for all people and even the best dreams need taking care of.

  • Vanessa Dioses

    This book is a biography intended for children 4 to 8 years of age and Nina Simone was recently memorized in an Academy Award nominated documentary for "What happened, Miss Simone?" A summary of the book is about Nina reading to her daughter and recapping her life in a lullaby. I rated the book so well because i loved this book. I think me being a Baltimore native i can relate to some things with Nina. She was an iconic figure, and accomplished so much throughout her lifetime. The book was just

    This book is a biography intended for children 4 to 8 years of age and Nina Simone was recently memorized in an Academy Award nominated documentary for "What happened, Miss Simone?" A summary of the book is about Nina reading to her daughter and recapping her life in a lullaby. I rated the book so well because i loved this book. I think me being a Baltimore native i can relate to some things with Nina. She was an iconic figure, and accomplished so much throughout her lifetime. The book was just so inspirational. The characters included herself and her family and certain people she met throughout her lifetime she will never forget. The colors are black and white, but the illustrations have a sense of boldness to them, which i really enjoyed. The pictures are strong and powerful. I actually thought the book was going to be boring at first but i was definitely wrong, it was one of my favorites so far! The emphasis on the objects on each page are wonderful. I got this warm but empowering feeling after reading this book. I do not think this book could appeal to young readers. I think the age group should be a little older to appreciate the book. I could use this inspirational book in many ways in a classroom setting. I really did love this book!

  • Earl

    Framed as a lullaby, this lyrical biography of musician and activist evokes powerful images. I would have appreciated back matter to flesh things out because I did feel it ended abruptly.

  • Tina ( As Told By Tina )

    I received this book for free from Charlesbridge Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Our Review

    Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone is honestly the most beautiful book I own and had the privilege of holding in my hand. The moment I opened my package from MCBD I was in absolute aw.

    .

    I personally excited to learn and r

    I received this book for free from Charlesbridge Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Our Review

    Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone is honestly the most beautiful book I own and had the privilege of holding in my hand. The moment I opened my package from MCBD I was in absolute aw.

    .

    I personally excited to learn and read about Nina Simone. I had recently seen that was nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Something many had said was an honor that should’ve been given a long long time ago. I was excited to finally learn about this Jazz Legend and Civil Rights Activist and also teach my children about her.

    But I was a bit disappointed; the story didn’t provide much information about Nina. I know that it is impossible to put every single aspect of her life into a children’s book but I would have liked to know more about her. Maybe if you go into this book already knowing about Nina Simone it will help.

    I did a bit of research on my own and listened to some of her music so I could personally feel a connection to the story.

    I will say however that and the kids were impressed with the illustrations. The entire book is in black and white and illustrations are absolutely beautiful.

    . I swear this book has to be the prettiest book I own. If you have a chance to pick this up and perhaps teach your children about an amazing Jazz singer and Civil-Rights Activist, I would recommend it.

    A special thank you to all those that put together Multicultural Children's Book Day! And for allowing me and my little ones to be apart of it.

  • Donalyn

    I wish there was an author's note explaining more about Nina Simone's life. Hard for kids to walk away with a richer understanding of who she was and her contributions.

  • Brenda Kahn

    A biography which is an autobiography framed as a bed-time story. Lyrical and powerful imagery. Gorgeously illustrated. I had high hopes to add this to my picture book biography unit, but lack of backmatter or further details about the subject's life will limit its use for this project. It is a lovely book though.

  • Becki Iverson

    I am a HUGE Nina Simone fan and when I learned there was a children's book about her I knew I had to read it. The narrative of this book is a little bit lacking - the ending feels unfinished, and if you don't already know a fair amount about Nina Simone you might be a bit confused - but the black and white illustrations are really gorgeous, and it still manages to incorporate a lot of civil rights knowledge in a way that is easily digestible by kids or people of any age. Nina Simone has such an

    I am a HUGE Nina Simone fan and when I learned there was a children's book about her I knew I had to read it. The narrative of this book is a little bit lacking - the ending feels unfinished, and if you don't already know a fair amount about Nina Simone you might be a bit confused - but the black and white illustrations are really gorgeous, and it still manages to incorporate a lot of civil rights knowledge in a way that is easily digestible by kids or people of any age. Nina Simone has such an amazing story and it deserves to be better known, especially amid the turbulent times we live in. This is another good addition to lists of children's books that tell stories of women and people of color (which are harder to find than you might think).

  • Emily

    Art is compelling, the story is interesting, but written in a way that I think would be confusing for a picture book audience. For example, the text makes statements that ultimately the narrator doesn't agree with, but it's not very clear and requires some sophisticated knowledge of storytelling and context to get.

Best Free Books is in no way intended to support illegal activity. Use it at your risk. We uses Search API to find books/manuals but doesn´t host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them


©2018 Best Free Books - All rights reserved.